Quality Road got back on track in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), easily defeating an overmatched field under John Velazquez to earn his fourth grade I win Sept. 4 at Saratoga.
Last on the turn for home, Tell a Kelly swept to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Darley Debutante (gr. I) at Del Mar Sept. 4 in her first try against winners.
Robert Tell and Wesley A. Ward's Madman Diaries took control out of the gate and never looked back, winning the $150,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) by a half length Sept. 4 at Monmouth Park.
In a star-studded field that included some of the biggest name sprinters on the East Coast, it was little-known Here Comes Ben that came from off the pace to spring a 9-1 upset in the $250,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 4.
Blocked in the stretch, Gran Estreno exploited an unexpected opening at the rail to win the $120,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) for the second year in a row at Arlington Park Sept. 4.
Souper Spectacular, a 3-year-old half-brother to undefeated Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Zenyatta, broke his maiden in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 4, a mile turf maiden special weight.
A gallant Markab smashed the course record on his way to posting an upset victory in the Betfred Sprint Cup (Eng-I) at Haydock Sept. 4.
Outsider Hooh Why shook off favored Tribal Belle on the turn and persevered through the long Woodbine stretch to win the $155,363 Seaway Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 4.
Cape Blanco took the lead from the start and never looked back, pulling away in the stretch to capture the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) by 5 1/2 lengths at Leopardstown Sept. 4.
Rail Trip continued his preparations for the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Oct. 2 with a brisk six-furlong breeze on the Saratoga main track Sept. 4.
Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the alleged murder of Galen May, a popular assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and a well-known figure at Northern California racetracks.
Kent Desormeaux was awaiting the opinion of a specialist at Albany Medical Center on Sept. 4 to determine whether an apparent vertebrae fracture was a new injury or an old one.
Lillie Langtry wore down Spacious in the final strides to claim a neck victory in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 4.
Hialeah Park is seeking a later start for its 2010-2011 Quarter Horse meet, and says it has "reached a formal agreement" with the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association for six racing seasons through 2015-2016.
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